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Trump's embattled chief strategist says he's fighting other top White House aides 'every day'  
Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day."

Trump on Bannon's future: We'll see  
During a Q&A session at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump commented on his chief strategist Steve Bannon, saying he is a great guy and not a racist.

Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon  
Two senior Trump advisers -- one inside the White House and another who recently departed -- signaled Sunday that the knives are out for Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's controversial chief strategist.

Would firing Bannon turn Breitbart against Trump?  

Trump defiant after outburst as GOP dodges  
Republican lawmakers and administration aides found themselves again Wednesday weighing the costs and benefits of remaining loyal to President Donald Trump, whose equivocal statements about neo-Nazis and white supremacists marked a dramatic shift in presidential rhetoric.

Ivanka Trump remains silent  
Sequestered on a two-day holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter -- one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish -- has yet to comment on the events of her father's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

Tapper: Trump remarks unpatriotic  
CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the response from Republicans and other officials on President Trump's comments blaming "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Former CIA director slams Trump's 'dangerous' comments  
Former CIA director John Brennan slammed President Donald Trump's "dangerous" and "ugly" comments on the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend -- writing a personal letter to CNN's Wolf Blitzer after "The Situation Room" anchor spoke publicly about the fact that he lost all four grandparents to the evils of Nazism.

Video shows what happened in Charlottesville  
Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.

Opinion: How much longer can decent people serve in Trump's Cabinet?  
President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants in the Charlottesville neo-Nazi march were "very fine people."

Republicans who are denouncing Trump  
Republicans are mixed in their response after President Donald Trump's unpredictable Tuesday news conference, during which he defended white supremacists and blamed "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Watch John Kelly react to Trump speech  
On Tuesday, President Trump's aides planned an infrastructure-focused event that didn't go according to plan. NBC captured video of Chief of Staff John Kelly looking stern as his boss went off script.

For CEO President, business panels' collapse is a stunning rebuke  

ACLU takes heat for defending white supremacist group  
Last weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has put the American Civil Liberties Union on the defensive for representing the white supremacists and generated furious debate over First Amendment speech rights.

'March on Google' is off, organizers say  

Gen. Lee's kin: Statues can come down  
The great-great grandson of Gen. Robert E. Lee condemned last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and said it might be "appropriate" for Confederate statues to be exhibited in a museum.

Actually, Lee was against war memorials  
There's been much controversy in Charlottesville and beyond about preserving monuments to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. But if you had a chance to ask the guy, he'd most likely say, no thanks.

Fact check on Trump's statement  
CNN's Jake Tapper looks at President Trump's stated reason for his 48-hour delay in condemning white supremacists. Read more at FactCheck.org

Cooper: Trump revealed who he is  
CNN's Anderson Cooper analyzes President Trump's staggering news conference in New York where he blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on both sides of the conflict, comparing the President's words to the events that took place.

Driver in Texas migrant deaths could face death penalty  
A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the driver of a semi in which dozens of undocumented immigrants were found last month.

NFL star Michael Bennett: Why I won't stand for the anthem  
Michael Bennett can no longer stay silent. And while he likely doesn't want to have the same fate as Colin Kaepernick -- who is without an NFL team -- the Seattle Seahawks defensive end is taking social action.

Report: LeBron '100% leaving' Cavs again  

The trade that could lead to 16-0 Patriots season  

This hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before entering pool  
A Swiss hotel has been accused of anti-Semitism after a manager reportedly posted signs instructing Jewish guests to shower before using its pool.

Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt  
Production on the latest installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is on hold as star Tom Cruise recovers from an ankle injury sustained on set, the film's studio confirms to CNN.

Anna Faris offers relationship advice  
Anna Faris had some words of wisdom for a caller on her podcast, and some are viewing it as insight into her marriage with Chris Pratt.

Antifa? White nationalist? A glossary for today's political climate  
If you're not sure how heated our current political climate is, just look at the top searches on Merriam-Webster:

Bizarre dinosaur mystery solved  
Cambridge University scientists believe they have solved the puzzle of where the so-called 'Frankenstein' dinosaur, the Chilesaurus, fits in the dinosaur family tree.

NBAers are tweeting at this ex-school teacher  

NFL GM: National anthem protests 'divisive'  

Stolen $160M painting found at estate sale  
An iconic painting by Willem de Kooning entitled, "Woman-Ochre," is returning home after being stolen 31 years ago.

Meet the world's highest outdoor whisky bar  
Does whisky taste better at higher altitudes?

The ultimate Miami mojito  
The mojito is the Cuban cocktail beloved across the world -- from its birthplace of Havana, Cuba, to its adopted city of Miami, Florida.

World's 50 most delicious drinks  
We all know, as suggested by our wait staff, that drinks come before food. But let's wait on the main course for a while. For now, the drink list has arrived. Take a swig, or the chug the lot in one.

White nationalist: 'Make white privilege great again'  
White nationalist Richard Spencer tells CNN's "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" he'd like to "bathe in white privilege."

'This is the Klan' TV show  
As part of an episode for "United Shades of America," W. Kamau Bell visited a TV show put on by the KKK.

KKK member: If whites were in charge ...  
A KKK leader explains his views on whites and blacks to comedian W. Kamau Bell for an episode of "United Shades of America."

Kamau Bell meets KKK imperial wizard  
Comedian and political critic, W. Kamau Bell meets the leader of Arkansas Ku Klux Klan.

Look closer: That's not a photo  
Photorealism -- the process of replicating a photograph through a different medium -- was once considered a fad, but the 1970s arts movement has stood the test of time.

Ultimate bucket list: 50 natural wonders  
Water, fire and ice have combined to make some of the most spectacular scenery in the world -- from giant crystal caves to mud volcanoes and rock formations that look like works of art.

Elvis, the King  

See the new, massive Mercedes-Benz Stadium  
Take a sneak peek inside of Atlanta's brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

On late-night TV, Trump's no laughing matter anymore  

Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million  
Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.

Apple is on the hunt for original TV shows  
Apple is finally getting serious about original TV programming.

Use energy from your lawn to heat your home  

Wow, does Trump have an awful opinion of his own voters  
Criticized by conservatives and liberals, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and virtually everyone in between, President Donald Trump is finding few defenders of his own renewed defense of white nationalist protesters who turned violent on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

My grandparents would be shocked by Trump  
My grandparents, Myron Kuznicki and Raisse Volovitz, arrived in America in the 1920s. At the time, they were escaping anti-Semitism in Russia and Ukraine.

By leaving Trump's panel, CEO's made things worse  
It's hard to imagine that mob violence over a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, has any bearing on business groups organized by the White House, but the President's two CEO panels ended up toppled in the chaos of the past week anyway. There is a lesson here, but it may be different from what you think.

Service chiefs' tweets show leadership  
As of Wednesday, each of the four service chiefs -- the heads of the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force -- have issued statements denouncing racism and bigotry in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Even if statues come down, demons remain  
"Repulsive" was the word used by House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan.

Trump should come to Europe & see what Nazis did  
President Donald Trump's combative defense of far-right protesters packs a nausea-inducing punch when you listen to it in Europe -- in territories that were occupied and ruled by a fascist regime. Territories that were liberated only when free people -- including Americans -- fought the Nazis forcefully and violently.

Refinance rates take a sharp decline  

Managing severe asthma: what to know  

3 cards charging 0% interest until 2019  

Republicans are talking -- but what are they doing about Trump?  
It's easy -- or should be -- to denounce neo-Nazis and white supremacists. But holding to account a president who so relentlessly channels the grievances of violent racists has been, for many top Republicans, a bridge too far.

Obama's tweet in response to Charlottesville attack is one of the biggest tweets ever  
Former President Barack Obama's tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of the biggest ever on the social network.

A Trump meltdown for the ages  
It was like watching a human Twitter feed.

If you missed Jimmy Kimmel's monologue on Trump, you shouldn't  
Hours after President Trump's remarkable press conference Tuesday afternoon, Jimmy Kimmel took the stage in Los Angeles for the opening monologue of his nightly show.

Michael Moore buses audience to Trump protest  
Filmmaker Michael Moore invited the audience at his one-man Broadway show to join him at a Trump Tower protest.

Calling BS on BMI: How can we tell how fat we are?  

Bodybuilder dies eating high-protein diet  
Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, was found unconscious on June 19 in her Mandurah, Western Australia, apartment, according to CNN affiliate Australia News 7.

When a mom makes her child sick  
"I never saw it coming," said Susan, whose family requested that we not use their last names.

Marvel's 'Defenders' finds fun in superhero team-up  
The product of meticulous planning, "Marvel's The Defenders" starts slowly but rewards patience, gradually uniting its "street level" heroes against a somewhat amorphous but bigger-than-any-one-can-handle threat. Cast as the anti-Avengers, this latest Netflix show underscores Marvel's ambitions and ability to wring value out of characters that aren't exactly household names.

DJ in Taylor Swift case maintains his innocence  
For six days inside of a downtown Denver courtroom, David Mueller sat facing the jury of eight people that would ultimately rule that he assaulted and battered one of the biggest names in music: Taylor Swift.

Daniel Craig confirms return as James Bond  

Marlon Wayans' new TV show hits close to home  
Marlon Wayans doesn't wait for acting opportunities -- he creates them.

World's 10 most livable cities  

17 islands worth a closer look  

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